Americans are Generous, Friendly, and Always Ready to Help- Antony Kigen


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Americans are Generous, Friendly, and Always Ready to Help- Antony Kigen
Americans are Generous, Friendly, and Always Ready to Help- Antony Kigen

Antony Kigen, a beneficiary of The KENYA Airlift Program at GVSU, has had an incredible experience in America, where he has encountered the generosity, friendliness, and helpfulness of its people. From finding his way around campus to adjusting to a new environment and culture, there has always been someone ready to lend a helping hand. The genuine kindness and empathy displayed by Americans have left a lasting impression on Antony, making him feel welcomed and appreciated in his new home

In addition to the welcome and warmth from the local community, the support and solidarity within the Kenyan community that Antony found through the program added an extra layer of comfort and assistance. Being able to connect with fellow Kenyan students who understand the challenges and experiences of studying abroad can be invaluable. They provide a sense of familiarity, shared cultural references, and a support network that helps bridge the gap between the home country and the new environment.

Moreover, the KENYA Airlift Program’s commitment to the wellbeing of its students further reinforces the importance of a welcoming and supportive environment. The program’s proactive approach in following up on the students’ overall welfare, both academically and personally, demonstrates a genuine concern for their success and happiness. This level of care and attention ensures that international students, like Antony, feel supported throughout their journey, knowing that there is a dedicated team looking out for their wellbeing and providing necessary resources.

This article is brought to your courtesy of The KENYA Airlift Program

The KENYA Airlift Program is an award-winning initiative that helps brilliant Kenyan Students achieve the dream of studying in the US regardless of their financial background.

The program was founded in late 2018 by US-based education & technology consultant Bob Mwiti in collaboration with a Member of County Assembly of Meru Hon. Dennis Kiogora popularly referred to as DMK.

The program’s mission is achieved through key partnership with MPOWER Financing as the official lending partner for unsecured student loans that cover both tuition and living expenses, partnership with universities in US where the program negotiates tuition fee waivers and scholarships, partnership with The Airlift Sacco to help finance students’ relocation expenses and partnership with Qatar Airways who offer discounted relocation air tickets to the students.

The program only accommodates ambitious and incredibly talented Kenyans who are willing to take a leap of faith in joining the tech industry by studying STEM or business-related master’s programs.

This award-winning program is trying to fix three major challenges Kenyan Students face in their quest to study in America, namely:

  • Acquiring funding for relocation, tuition and living expenses.
  • Finding well-paying jobs after graduation
  • Acquiring permanent residency in America after graduation

The program is divided into two options; regular and parallel, which are based on the student’s academic qualifications and financial capabilities.

Regular student’s academic requirement is a B plain mean grade in KCSE with a B plain in Mathematics or Physics and a second class division in undergraduate, whereas Parallel students’ academic requirements is a C+ mean grade in KCSE and a second class division in undergraduate.

The program has an active membership of about 2000 students, and as of January 2023, the program has seen over 200 students relocate since inception, to study at various top State Universities in the US, with many more currently in the relocation pipeline.

The program has official working relationship with top Universities in North America namely:

  • The University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Grand valley State University
  • South Dakota State University
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Missouri State University

If you are interested in joining this fantastic program, please apply today by visiting our website at

For any further inquiries, you can also visit our head office in Nairobi at Muthaiga Square, 3rd Floor suite 311 on Thika Road opposite Muthaiga Police Station or you can give us a call at 0721-263-977.


“Americans are Generous, Friendly, and Always Ready to Help”- Antony Kigen


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